Minor League Roundup - 8/11

The Hickory Crawdads dropped another tough decision on Tuesday, but starter Wilmer Font had a strong performance, pitching five scoreless innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 7 - (@) Fresno 2
W - Corey (6-5)
HR - Huffman (6), Benjamin (3)
58-58, 5.0 GB


Bryan Corey was dominant once again on Tuesday, yielding three hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out four and walked zero.

During his last start, which game on August 6 against Sacramento, he pitched seven innings of two-hit, scoreless ball.

DH Royce Huffman put the RedHawks on top with his three-run homer in the top of the third inning.

?Casey Benjamin (2/4, 3B, HR, BB) tripled, homered, and walked.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias also tripled.

First baseman Justin Smoak (2/4, 2B) had two hits while Chris Davis (0/2, 2 BB) walked twice.

Over his last five contests, Davis is 7-for-15 with seven walks.

Player of the Game: RHP Bryan Corey
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 5.06


AA: Frisco - OFF
23-21, 3.0 GB


The RoughRiders will travel to Tulsa to face the Drillers beginning on Wednesday night.

A+: Bakersfield 5 - San Jose 3
W - Gomez (5-9)
SV - Reed (17)
HR - Greene (18), Bianucci (6)
21-24, 11.0 GB


Kennil Gomez had a very bizarre start on Tuesday, but in the end, he beat what is by far the best team in the California League.

The right-hander walked seven batters in five innings, but he allowed just one run on one hit. Gomez also struck out seven.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene was 3-for-4 with a homer and four runs batted in. He now has 18 long balls on the season.

Mike Bianucci (1/3, HR, BB) added a solo shot later in the first inning.

Jose Felix (2/3, 2B) singled and doubled.

David Paisano and Davis Stoneburner both singled once and walked once.

Player of the Game: 3B Jonathan Greene
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 0 1 4 0 1 .267


A: Hickory 3 - West Virginia 6
L - Tufts (3-2)
HR - Hollander (2)
21-23, 7.0 GB


Wilmer Font (3.14 ERA/.228 BAA) tossed five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. He walked three and struck out four.

Over his last ten starts, Font has a 5-1 record with a 2.12 earned-run average. He has 16 walks and 44 strikeouts in 46.2 frames.

Reliever Tyler Tufts was knocked around for five runs—four earned—on five hits in just two-thirds of an inning.

Third baseman Mike Hollander was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his second of the season.

Second baseman Andres James singled twice and walked once in four plate appearances.

Fabio Castillo (1.1 IP) and Matt Nevarez (1 IP) kept West Virginia off the board to finish out the contest.

Player of the Game: RHP Wilmer Font
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 0 0 3 4 0 3.14


SSA: Spokane 5 - Salem-Keizer 3
W - Matlock (1-4)
SV - Ocampo (2)
HR - Prince (5)
24-27, 6.0 GB


Another day, another Spokane Indians victory. They're now 10-2 over their last 12 contests.

Left-hander Robbie Ross pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Andrew Doyle (1 IP), Chris Matlock (2 IP) and Kyle Ocampo (1 IP) all pitched hitless, scoreless relief to close out the game.

Outfielder Miguel Velazquez (3/4, 3B) hit his first triple of the year while Joe Bonadonna (1/4, 2B) and Jason Ogata (1/3, 2B) both doubled.

Right fielder Jared Prince, a Washington native, singled, walked, and homered.

Clark Murphy had two hits in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: RF Jared Prince
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 .278


AZL: AZL Rangers 5 - AZL Dodgers 4 (10 innings)
W - Schrom (2-0)
5-9, 5.0 GB


Carlos Melo struggled early on, but he eventually settled in and pitched five innings. The righty gave up four runs on five hits, walking one and striking out five.

Tomas Telis (2/5, 2B), Michael Ortiz (2/4, 2B) and Ed Koncel (1/4, 2B) all had one double and one run batted in.

Jose Monegro fanned three batters in three scoreless innings, walking zero.

Tall righty Jared Schrom earned the victory with two shutout frames. He struck out three.

Player of the Game: RHP Jared Schrom
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.82


DSL: DSL Rangers1 4 - (@) DSL Astros 0 (7 innings/Game 1)
W - Thompson (2-5)


Australian right-hander Aaron Thompson got a seven-inning complete game on Tuesday afternoon. He yielded only two hits, walked two, and struck out four. Thompson coaxed twelve groundouts versus only four flyouts.

DH Junior Payano (2/3, BB) and catcher Gilberto Guarucano (2/3) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Aaron Thompson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 0 0 2 4 0 4.70


DSL: DSL Rangers1 2 - (@) DSL Astros 4 (7 innings/Game 2)
L - Garces (0-2)
16-41, 28.0 GB


Third baseman Johan Santa (.370/.433/.407 in eight August games) singled three times in three at-bats, driving home one run.

Centerfielder Luis Cabrera singled once and walked once.

Player of the Game: 3B Johan Santa
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 .202


DSL: DSL Rangers2 0 - DSL Braves 6
L - Parra (2-1)
44-13, 10.5 GU


The normally dominant DSL Rangers2 played perhaps their worst game of the year. The club managed just two hits against the Braves pitching while the defense committed six errors.

Starter Luis Parra was strong, giving up just two runs (one earned) over five innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.

Second baseman Yefry Castillo (1/4) and catcher Luis Reyes (1/4) had the two hits. They were both singles.

Player of the Game: LHP Luis Parra
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 6 2 1 0 4 0 2.72




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